Boys: Northside 58, Springdale 50

FORT SMITH — The final three minutes of Springdale High's crucial game at Fort Smith Northside featured their fair share of drama Friday.

Springdale coach Brad Stamps was whistled for a technical at a key juncture with less than three minutes left, then the game was momentarily halted as a Springdale trainer was escorted off the bench.

On the court, Tevin Brewer scored 20 points as Northside locked up a big 58-50 home victory in … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Northside 69, Springdale 49

Aahliyah Jackson and Kira Shepard each scored 19 points to lead Northside to a wire-to-wire 69-49 win over Springdale High.

It was the fourth straight win for the Lady Bears (18-1, 4-1), while shorthanded Springdale (10-8, 1-4) dropped its fourth in a row. The Lady Bulldogs were without their starting backcourt of junior Kierra Lang (ankle) and senior Ja'Vonda Daniels (flu) for the second straight game and couldn't overcome an early 15-4 Northside lead.

But … Continue Reading ››

Officials Make Correction

FORT SMITH- Officials in the Rogers Heritage-Fort Smith Southside boys game Tuesday night made a mistake, but they caught it just in time. Heritage's Connor Hirsh hit the front end of a one-and-one, but teammate Chris Coover was whistled for a foul late in the first half. Officials did not allow Hirsh to shoot his second free throw, but awarded the ball to Southside. However, officials caught the error during halftime and awarded Hirsh his second free throw, which he made to give the War Eagles a 24-19 lead, to start the second half. Federation rules state that is a correctable error … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Bentonville 52, Springdale 45

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Malik Monk.
SPRINGDALE — The Bulldog Gym crowd reached a crescendo when Chris Owens scored to tie the game at 36 midway through the fourth quarter.

It was the first time Springdale High pulled even with Bentonville all night. Malik Monk made sure it was the last.

Monk finished an alley-oop dunk with authority moments later, then came up with a steal and threw down a reverse, double-clutch jam on the next possession to quiet the Springdale fans and put Bentonville back in command.

That short spurt sparked the Tigers to … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Bentonville 56, Springdale High 22

Peyton Taylor scored a game-high 16 points to lead Bentonville to a blowout win at Springdale High and help avenge a last-second nonconference loss on a buzzer-beater in December.

Taylor was efficient on the offensive end and provided a lift for the Lady Tigers (11-6, 2-2), who had to play the final three-plus quarters of their 47-45 loss to Springdale in the Neosho (Mo.) Holiday Classic without her after an injury.

Madison Brittain and Jordan Martin each added 13 for Bentonville, which shot 51 percent.

Springdale (10-7, 1-3) struggled mightily on offense without its starting backcourt of junior Kierra Lang (ankle) and senior … Continue Reading ››

All-Star Games In Need Of Geographic Overhaul

"Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this ... and totally redeem yourself!" Anybody who has watched the movie "Dumb And Dumber" can just about quote that line. For those who haven't, it's what Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) screams at Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) following a trade of the van for a moped. It's also one of the first things that popped into my mind after I saw the Arkansas Activities Association's announcement for this year's coaching staffs for the All-Star football and volleyball games. How else can you explain why Bryan Ross of … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High Players Sign

ROGERS — Rogers High baseball players Derek Sallee and Will Sanders will continue their baseball careers at the college level next year as both Mounties signed letters of intent Tuesday. Sallee signed with Allen Community College in Iola, Kansas while Sanders signed with Ouachita Baptist in Arkadelphia. Both players are expected to pitch in college . The right-handed Sallee was 3-1 last year with 3.67 ERA in 29 innings of work. He also batted .378. “I’m real proud of Derek because he has worked hard for us,” said Rogers coach Matt Melson. “He gave us some quality innings on the mound last year. … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Girls Power Rankings

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Springdale Har-Ber's Bailey Schalk.
Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West girls basketball power rankings.

  1. FAYETTEVILLE


  2. Bulldog Purple head

    Previous Rank: 1

    Record: 11-5; Conference: 3-0

    Last Week: W, 54-43 at Southside; W, 51-44 vs Springdale

    This Week: Har-Ber, at Heritage Fayetteville looked amazing for the first half of the first quarter in the win over Springdale, jumping out to a 13-1 lead behind crisp offense and pressure defense. The Lady Bulldogs sleepwalked for a while after that, but still pulled out the win. Fayetteville … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Power Rankings

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Springdale Har-Ber's Tereke Eckwood.
Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West boys basketball power rankings.

  1. BENTONVILLE


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Previous Rank: 1

Record: 8-5; Conference: 2-0

Last Week: W, 83-47 vs Northside; L, 63-55 vs High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian; W, 47-28 vs Waynesville, Mo.,; L, 86-73 vs Chino Hills, Calif.

This Week: at Springdale, Rogers The Tigers had a pretty impressive 2-2 week. They routed Northside on Tuesday and then went 1-2 in a loaded Bass Pro Shops Tournament Of Champions field which featured some top … Continue Reading ››

Indoor Track Season Kicks Off

Bentonville came away with the highest finishes of any Northwest Arkansas competitors Saturday during the Arkansas High School Invitational held Saturday at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville. Bentonville's girls took second place in the 4x800-meter relay with a time of 9 minutes, 52.03 seconds, while Greenland's girls took sixth at 10:40.71. On the boys side, senior Joshua Kruse finished third in the 3,000 with his time of 9:15.33. Other Northwest Arkansas athletes who finished in the top 10 in their events include:

GIRLS

• Olivia Thomas, Fayetteville, tied for fourth in high jump (5 feet, 3 inches) • Jade Donnell, Bentonville, … Continue Reading ››

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